John Kelly

Washington, D.C.

Local columnist

Education: University of Maryland, BA in English

John Kelly writes John Kelly's Washington, a daily look at Washington's less-famous side. Born in Washington, John started at The Post in 1989 as deputy editor in the Weekend section. Since then, he has edited Weekend, founded KidsPost and been a general assignment reporter in Metro, and he has done journalism fellowships at Harvard and Oxford.
Latest from John Kelly

After 48 years brightening area gardens, Roozen’s Nursery has closed

Trained as tulip growers, the Roozen brothers left the Netherlands behind for a future in America.

June 28, 2022

It takes two: What do you do when an earring goes missing?

Readers share stories from the Land of Lost Earrings.

June 27, 2022

Sock it to me: Tales of lost socks, shoes and gloves

More tales from the Great Missing Sock Patch.

June 26, 2022

Remembering ‘White Pony’ Tony, who kept Washington’s shoes gleaming

From cowboy boots to leather wingtips, "White Pony" Tony shined them all.

June 15, 2022

Politically minded college students found D.C. the place to be in 1972

In Washington in 1972, young people interested in public service had a front-row seat for Watergate.

June 14, 2022

Watergate was not the only front-page news 50 years ago

Everyone knows about Watergate but what else was in the news that week?

June 13, 2022

More glimpses of the CIA’s clandestine photography department

Readers share their unclassified memories of a classified operation.

June 12, 2022

Mourning a lost sock — and all those other missing items

Have you ever held onto something you didn't really need anymore, just in case you did?

June 11, 2022

Meet the man who sold the blank recording tape to Nixon’s White House

Audio supplier Fred Burke played his small part in the Watergate scandal.

June 8, 2022

On the highway of life, maybe we should all be student drivers

If drivers are more cautious near student drivers, perhaps we should all slap on those stickers.

June 7, 2022